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Minor earthquake 3.29 mag, Virgin Islands region



Earthquake location 18.9518S, -64.5673WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.29 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, Virgin Islands region kilometers (0 miles) from Virgin Islands region. Global time and date of event 28/07/17 / 2017-07-28 03:35:02 / July 28, 2017 @ 3:35 am UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2017209006. Unique identifier: pr2017209006. The 3.29-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 03:35:02 / 3:35 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -64.5673° West, latitude 18.9518° North, depth = 34 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 34 km (21 miles).

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Charlotte Amalie, Cruz Bay, Road Town. Event epicenter was 57 km (36 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 59 km (36 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days fourty-two and in the last 365 days four hundred and sixty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: Virgin Islands region.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.29 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -64.5673° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.9518° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 34 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place Virgin Islands region Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-07-28 03:35:02 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-07-28 08:49:54 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status reviewed Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 0 This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 167 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network pr The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,pr, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 5 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.9626 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.18 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 316 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type md The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID pr2017209006 Id of event.
Event Code 2017209006 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2017209006, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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